What Are Enzymes?
Enzymes are proteins which are made by the cells in our own bodies and in all living things, including plants. They are present in all raw foods. However, once food is cooked, the enzymes are destroyed. If you already eat a lot of raw food, your body has less of a need to produce as many enzymes – but, it will still produce them because they are needed in abundance during the digestion process. In contrast, if you eat cooked items or heavily processed foods, your body will need to keep up enough enzyme production to help digest your food. That's when enzyme supplementation is particularly helpful. Doubling the amount of enzymes in your system decreases their reaction time in half, allowing your body to digest twice as fast and more efficiently.†
Your body has the remarkable ability to know how many enzymes it needs. So, when you supplement with enzymes, you take some stress off of the enzyme production process. It knows when it has enough to do the job, so when it has plenty, it stops producing. However, research has shown that enzyme supplementation does not cause your body to become dependent. If you stop taking the enzyme supplements, your body will go back to its regular duty of enzyme production.†
Enzymes & Digestion
Enzymes work hard for you to help break down components of the food you ingest. With the work of enzymes, your food is transformed into nutrients, which are then utilized for nourishment. Your body already produces many enzymes on its own.
How Are Enzymes Different Than Probiotics?
Both enzymes and probiotics are equally important daily digestive aids, but often enzymes get overlooked. Enzymes are helpful in promoting healthy digestion by aiding your body’s natural ability to break down the fats, protein, and carbohydrates you ingest. When your body has trouble breaking down those constituents, undigested food ends up sitting in the digestive tract too long, which can cause irritation, discomfort, gas, bloating, heartburn, and even nausea. Therefore, enzymes can help you digest your food more efficiently and reduce occurrence of flatulence and the other bothersome effects of poor digestion.†
Probiotics also aid digestion, but in a different way – by nourishing and replenishing the healthy bacteria that live in your gut so the bad bacteria can't take over and to promote a healthy balance. Friendly bacteria help break down fibrous vegetables and other food components. Both probiotics and enzymes can be taken daily as supplementation for healthy digestion. Generally, you will take a probiotic before your meal and the enzymes afterwards. Although, since all products are different, please follow the directions on your product's packaging. †
Digestive trouble is not the only thing to worry about when you are missing enzymes. Often, there is a constellation of symptoms that can involve†:
- Skin rashes, acne, and eczema
- Brain fog, headaches, and mood swings
- Joint and myofascial pain
When it comes to enzyme deficiency, look for these telltale signs†:
- Bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine (also known as SIBO)
- Trouble digesting fatty foods
Other Symptoms of enzyme deficiency may include (but not limited to)†:
- abdominal pain,
With so many digestive supplement options, you may wonder which one is right for you. Gluten-Ade will be the best choice for those who know they have trouble digesting gluten, because it contains a specially formulated gluten enzyme formula. Gluten-Ade provides targeted support. It helps digest gluten and also delivers probiotics and prebiotics for a well-balanced digestive-care plan. Prebiotics act as food for “good” bacteria in the intestine. Don't confuse prebiotics with probiotics such as lactobacillus, bifidobacteria, and saccharomyces, which are live organisms that are good for health. People sometimes take probiotics by mouth to increase the number in their intestine.†
Dr. Kenawy’s Ultra Veggie Enzymes
Dr. Kenawy’s Ultra Veggie Enzymes is a comprehensive enzyme formula targeting the complete digestion of foods and their components, such as proteins, carbohydrates, sugars, starches, fibers, fats, and even hard-to-digest foods such as dairy products, grains, and legumes.† Our proprietary blend is the perfect choice for the vegetarian or anyone who is looking for a digestive aid derived exclusively from plants. These key plant enzymes break down many types of proteins, carbohydrates, fats and fibers. Once absorbed, the enzymes also serve other important non-digestive functions.† ***Learn more about systemic enzymes here: Dr. Kenawy’s Ultra Veggie Enzymes supplement***
Dr. Kenawy’s Ultra Proteo-Zimes
Dr. Kenawy’s Gluten-ADE is a comprehensive gluten digestive enzyme formula with both patented FiberAid® pre- and FloraFIT™ Probiotics. This formula is designed to support the digestion of gluten found in the protein of wheat, rye and other gluten containing grains. It has added acidophilus, FOS and Arabinogalactans to support intestinal health. †
For those with gluten sensitivity and celiac, we urge you to seek advice from your healthcare professional about whether or not Dr. Kenawy’s Gluten-Ade is right for you. If you are interested in scheduling a consultation with Dr. Kenawy please click here.
- FloraFIT™ Probiotics are trusted by many of the world’s leading manufacturers of dietary supplements and nutritionals.
- FiberAid® is a unique soluble fiber that offers superior benefits for gastrointestinal health combined with excellent digestive tolerance. It's processed without chemicals and additives, so it's 100% natural. FiberAid has prebiotic properties, which means it nourishes the healthy bacteria in your gut.
- Fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) are also used as prebiotics.
- Larch arabinogalactan is a fiber that ferments in the intestine that’s beneficial to digestive tract health.
- Two vegetarian capsules taken prior to a meal can help keep your digestive system on track.
- No Sugar, Salt, Yeast, Wheat, Gluten, Soy, Corn, Preservatives, or Artificial Colors & Flavors
- Get Support Digesting Gluten
- Enjoy the Benefits of Pre- & Probiotics
- Break Your Food Down Into Nutrients Faster
- Help Alleviate the Bothersome Effects of Poor Digestion
- Fructo-oligosaccharides pass undigested into the colon where they increase bowel mass and promote growth of certain bacteria that are thought to be beneficial.
- Larch arabinogalactan may increase intestinal bacteria, such as Lactobacillus, and have other effects that could be beneficial to digestive tract health. There is also information that suggests larch arabinogalactan might boost the immune system and help prevent cancer cells in the liver from growing.
- L.acidophilus has been shown to help support the production of lactase enzyme thereby helping support the digestion of milk and other dairy products that contain lactose.
- L.acidophilus also produces lactic acid, an acid that helps maintain a healthy intestinal tract. This strain also helps replenish probiotic bacteria in the intestinal tract after the use of antibiotics.
- Supplement can help boost the enzyme levels, providing a gentle nudge to help your body break down those especially hard-to-digest molecular chains more thoroughly, quickly, and efficiently
†These statements have not been evaluated by The Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Information and statements made are for education purposes and are not intended to replace the advice of your General Practitioner. If you have a severe medical condition or health concern, see your physician.